Today's News

  • Don’t blink

    The government shutdown is underway. 

    Well, the partial government shutdown is underway.

    The House and the Senate have not yet reached an agreement on a funding bill, and as a result “non-essential” government services have ended and employees have been furloughed. (Members of Congress are still being paid, however.)

    Locally, the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources and Soil Conservation offices are closed.

  • October is domestic violence awareness month

    By Delena Trent

    Executive Director, The Caring Place

    For almost 13 years, you’ve listened to me talk to your organizations and churches. You’ve read my articles published in the newspaper and you’ve donated from your hearts. For that, I am so thankful.

    Here are two letters from former clients that tell you the true stories of what they went through before escaping a life of domestic violence and emotional abuse from their partners.

  • Kentucky’s scorecard is eye opening

    No matter the subject, it seems we always want to know how we compare with others. 

    It happens on the playing field, in the boardroom and in the classroom. It also takes place among the states as they try to gain any kind of competitive edge.

  • City council discusses flood study, costs

    Three times this year, downtown Lebanon has flooded due to heavy rains. 

    Following Monday’s regular meeting, the Lebanon City Council spent more than an hour in a work session with representatives of O’Brien and Gere Engineers about what steps are needed to address the problem.

    The initial proposal is to complete a study that would include a topographic study, aerial photogrammetric mapping, hydraulic models and technical memorandums. The cost for completing this study is $118,787.

  • Jump start to reading

    Lebanon Elementary School took part in a national campaign, Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. On Thursday, Oct. 3, people across the country united to read the children’s book “Otis” by Loren Long. Lebanon Elementary also had several fun activities for children to participate in, which coincided with the theme of Otis the tractor. Don Veatch even parked one of his tractors in front of the school so that students could experience “Otis” firsthand.

  • Special Kids Special Talents

    The annual Special Kids Special Talents Field Day was held at Lebanon Elementary School Friday.

  • Celebrating 100 Years of Service

    The Lebanon Post Office celebrated its 100th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 27. John Bramel provided photos of the staff of the post office from 1913, and a photo of the current staff.

  • Game Plan, Oct. 9

    Oct. 10


    Lady Knghts at Bardstown, 7 p.m.


    Bethlehem at Knights, 7:30 p.m. (senior night)

    Oct. 11


    Knights at Mercer County, 7:30 p.m.

    Oct. 12


  • More than a game

    Too many people take sports too seriously.

    But sometimes, sports are about more than just a game.

    During the past few weeks, Marion County athletes have proven that more than once.

    Last week, the Knights soccer team defeated Bullitt East, 9-0. The game was never in doubt. Marion County led 5-0 at the half, and they kept up the pressure in the second half.

  • Cardinals grounded

    Junior wide receiver Lincoln Haydon and senior running back Justin Dawson scored two touchdowns each to help lift Marion County a win on Homecoming night.

    Friday night, the Knights toppled the Taylor County Cardinals, 39-22, and picked up a win in their district opener.

    “We had the speed advantage … and that is what allowed us to win the ball game,” Marion County Coach Jeff Robbins said.